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Chaudhary blames politics for Nepal earthquake 'struggle'

Billionaire businessman calls for people to deliver radical change

JAKARTA -- Binod Chaudhary, Nepal's best-known -- and possibly only-- billionaire, is famous for his surprising, even disarming, frankness.

Chaudhary, who heads a diversified global business empire ranging from real estate to telecoms, wrote in his autobiography that to get ahead in Nepal requires one to "hobnob with the right people" -- perhaps a reference to his history of doing business with the country's former royal family.

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